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Title: Changing patterns of gastrointestinal parasite infections in cambodian children: 2006-2011
Authors: Catrin E. Moore
Put Chhat Hor
Sona Soeng
Sopheary Sun
Sue J. Lee
Christopher M. Parry
Nicholas P.J. Day
Nicole Stoesser
Mahidol University
Angkor Hospital for Children
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2012
Citation: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. Vol.58, No.6 (2012), 509-512
Abstract: We studied gastrointestinal parasites in symptomatic Cambodian children attending a provincial hospital in Siem Reap, Cambodia between 2006 and 2011. A total of 16 372 faecal samples were examined by direct microscopy. Parasites were detected in 3121 (19.1%) samples and most common were Giardia lamblia (8.0% of samples; 47.6% disease episodes), hookworm (5.1%; 30.3%) and Strongyloides stercoralis (2.6%; 15.6%). The proportion of infected children increased, and the number of disease episodes effectively treated with a single dose of mebendazole decreased, over the 5-year period. © The Author [2012]. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
URI: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=84870476230&origin=inward
http://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/dspace/handle/123456789/14481
ISSN: 14653664
01426338
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